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An Extensive Review of the Big 10 Players Drafted in 2008: Analysis, Salaries, and More

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This tremendous amount of information speaks for itself and I'm sure I'll put some notes in the comment section, but there are some obvious facts to take away from this post: 1) Salary wise, I guess it's not bad work if you can get it. 2) Lots of injuries to the top picks, almost every single one of them missed significant time due to season ending injuries. 3) Every school had a player drafted except Northwestern; cue the jokes, Iowa fans.

Wisconsin
PlayerName Pos Rnd.Drft Team Season Synopsis Salary
Jack.Ikegwounu CB 4 PHL No 2008 PT $694,152
Taylor.Mehlhaf K 6 NO Made 3/4 FG's, cut, signed by Vikings n/a
Nick.Hayden DT 6 CAR On the active roster, even started a game, made (1) postseason tackle n/a
Paul.Hubbard WR 6 CLE No PT, made active roster n/a

 

Penn State
Player.Name Pos Rnd.Drft Team Season Synopsis Salary
Dan.Connor LB 3 CAR Played three games, got injured, currently on IR $1,083,384
Justin.King CB 4 STL Still on IR...here is the Ram's press comment on him: "A big loss was a toe injury suffered by the rookie King in training camp. He was making a move on the depth chart when the injured occurred in the first preseason game." $671,000

 

Purdue
PlayerName Pos Rnd.Drft Team Season Synopsis Salary
Dustin.Keller TE 1 NYJ Knew he was going to be a star after showcasing his skills at the Combine, Favre got him the ball all year, almost garnered 50 catches his rookie year $3,830,000
Cliff.Avril DE 3 DET Tied for NFL Rookie lead for sacks, started 4 games for the Lions.
$779,000
Stanford.Keglar LB
4 TN Active, played in 13 games with the Titans. $680,100

 

Michigan

PlayerName

Pos Rnd.Drft Team Season Synopsis Salary
Jake.Long OT 1 MIA Started all games for upstart Dolphins. Future Pro-Bowler. In other news, is living charmed life. $6,225,000
Chad.Henne QB 2 MIA After 2-4 Dolphin start, Miami faithful made noise for Henne to take the reigns. Then Pennington went 9-1 and Henne faithfully held the clipboard. $1,461,000
Shawn.Crable  LB 3 NE No PT, On IR $485,125
Mario.Manningham WR 3 NYG 7 Games, 4 Catches $912,000
Mike.Hart RB 6 IND Hurt early in season $370,070
Adrian.Arrington WR 7 NO No PT $328,375
Michigan State
PlayerName Pos Rnd.Drft Team Season Synopsis Salary
Devin.Thomas WR 2
WAS Disappointment for having all the physical tools needed in The League...only 15 catches all year $2,020,000
Kellen.Davis TE 5 CHI Did not register a catch $462,954
Ervin.Baldwin DE 7 CHI Active roster for 8 games n/a

 

Ohio State
PlayerName Pos Rnd.Drft Team Season Synopsis Salary
Vernon.Gholston DE 1 NYJ Played 16 gms, didn't impact games like 6th overall pick
$2,320,000
Larry.Grant LB 7 SF Played 5 games n/a
Kirk.Barton OT 7 CHI Played in 1 game $332,815

 

Minnesota
PlayerName Pos Rnd.Drft Team Season Synopsis Salary
Dominique.Barber S 6 HOU played in 12 games, made 15 tackles... $402,000

 

Illinois
PlayerName Pos Rnd.Drft Team Season Synopsis Salary
Rashard.Mendenhall RB 1 PIT Played hard, started a game because of injuries...and then got hurt, ending his season $2,815,000

 

Indiana
PlayerName Pos Rnd.Drft Team Season Synopsis Salary
Tracy.Porter  CB  2 NO Started for Saints, a legit tackling machine. suffered season ending injury... $1,795,000
James.Hardy WR 2 BUF 9 catches, 2 TD's... $2,586,000

 

Iowa
PlayerName Pos Rnd.Drft Team Season Synopsis Salary
Charles.Godfrey CB 3
CAR Tough tough free safety had 61 tackles, 1 pick, and started all 16 games...was torched by Cards in the playoffs $1,149,200
Kenny.Iwebema DE 4 AZ Played in 13 games, active roster $640,150
Mike.Humpal LB 6 PITT Did not play a game, made 300 grand...beautiful $366,57